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Sep 6, 2012 12:00am PDT
, i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. now, i -- i, i want -- i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. and, i proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. now, folks, in tampa a few days ago, we heard a lot of talk. oh, about how the president and the democrats don't really believe in free enterprise and individual initiative. how we want everybody to depend on the government. how bad we are for the economy. this republican narrative, its alternative universe says that every one of us in this room who amounts to anything, we're all completely self-made. one of the greatest chairman that the democratic party ever had, bob strauss, used to say that every politician wants every voter to believe he was born in a log cabin he built himself. but, as strauss then admitted, it ain't so. we democrats, we think the country works better with a strong middle class, with real opportunities for poor folks to work their way into it. with business and government actually working together to promote growth and broadly share
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Sep 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
done. this cnn. >> president obama is a tough adsor erpublic. t democrats are kicking off theige e, three daymefour bter th >>> in the heart of the new south, the presidential race refs up. this is where democrats are cheering on the president, and his quest to serve a second term. >> four more years! >> this is where barack obama will try to recapture the magic of a victory that builds hopes and broke barriers. >> if you'll stand with me, like you did in 2008, we will win this election! >> in charlotte tonight, mocrats make their case. face their challenge. and defend the white house record under attack. >> he is intellectually exhausted. >> he has been president for three years and talk is cheap. >> governor romney wants to rebeal obama care. >> this commander in chief must drive home his successes, overcome his setbacks and rally his base with a campaign partner who is spirited and unscripted. >> i got a little bumper sticker for you. osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive! >> now, cnn turns the spotlight on one of the biggest platforms in american politics. in a cr
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Sep 5, 2012 1:00pm PDT
the stage here tonight, he's certain to make a strong case for a second term for president obama. cnn's dana bash is learning details about what the former president has to say in his convention speech later tonight. dana, what are you picking up? >> well, i've talked to several officials who are familiar with what president clinton is going to talk about skematically. the whole idea, the whole reason why the obama campaign asked him to come here and to speak from that podium is because they want him to explain the economics behind his own administration and the parallels between that and what the obama administration is trying to do. now, of course, you remember, wolf, you were covering the clinton administration. and he did take -- this country into a time of surplus. so what he's going to do i'm told is explain how he did that. and show the similarities between his platform and his goals and what president obama is trying to do. the other thing i'm told he is going to do is "slam dunk" the romney agenda. specifically trickledown economics. the philosophy behind the romney agen
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Sep 30, 2012 1:00pm PDT
, issue by issue and how barack obama and mitt romney plan to tackle these key american challenges. before we get to that, here's a look at some of the top stories making news today. >>> a desperate search for two tennessee children today, their home burned down a week ago but police say still no trace of the children. suzannesan candiotti is joining. >> reporter: at this hour, state investigators are using teams of people using dogs to search a wider area of the woods on both sides of the road around the house that was insin rated. with absolutely no physical evidence that the children were home when their grand charparen died in that fire, investigators are doing all they can to find those children. investigator have found no sign of 9-year-old chloe and 7-year-old gauge daniel. no signing the youngsters were there and so far no evidence they weren't when an inferno swept through the home where they lived with their grandparents. friends an family don't understand and neither does anyone else. >> i think something's very fishy. >> the more you find out the more questions you have
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Sep 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
," president obama's deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter will our guest. also we'll talk to democratic party leader and senate majority whip dick durbin. new york senator chuck consumer. illinois governor pat quinn. and will.i.am of the black eyed peas. >> whoo. >> that's the one you whoo about? that is it for us. let's get right to cnn newsroom. see you back here tomorrow morning. >>> are we looking at 2012 or 2016 here? show stopper. karina victoria caught on the dnc stadium cam and stealing her father's big moment and getting a whole lot of buzz this morning. >>> stern warning. the head of the navy s.e.a.l.s comes out swinging. this morning how t pentagon will handle this very sticky situation. >>> scare on the lake. a bizarre accident all caught on camera. the boaters caught by surprise after hitting another boat's wake. couldn't get enough of this one this morning. >>> and kickoff. the nfl season begins for real today. tonight's showdown, the dallas cowboys face the new york giants. but will the replacement refs keep up? "cnn newsroom" begins right now. >>> good morning. thank you
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Sep 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
twin. his brother is in politics as well. michelle obama has a speech in prime time and her job will be very similar to ann romney's job, which is accent wait the personal and highlighting president obama as a father and family man. dana bash, what do you expect her to say? >> looking back four years ago, she was kind of seen as a potential liability. she was kind of harsh and the goal was to soften her. >> now she's so much more popular -- >> he wishes he had her approval numbers. >> which tends to happen with first ladies. kind of val dater for her husband. and her speech will talk about her own accomplishments and some of the things she's done in the white house with children and with -- >> the whole health. >> nutrition and things like that. those are some of the things i'm told she'll talk about. >> the big event will be julian castro's speech. i didn't realize that's the first time a latino -- that stuns me for democrats and republicans. i find it shocking. >> it is given how important that section of the electorate is. he's 37 years old. he's an identical twin. >> his brother
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Sep 23, 2012 9:00am PDT
. state of the union with candy crowley begins right now. >>> the fall campaign opens up. advantage obama. today, mitt's slips. >> i know i am not getting 100% of the vote and my campaign will focus on those people we think we can bring in to support me. >> adding up romney's 47% program with lindsey graham and democratic senator dick durbin. >>> and the deadly attacks on americans in libya. it is apparently not what we thought. the latest from house intelligence committee chairman mike rogers. >>> and who are those people anyway? i'm candy crowley. and this is "state of the union." >>> as mitt romney struggled to regain footing after his 47% victim remark, the president was contemplating his first four years and a slight change to the hope and change theme. >> you can't change washington from the inside. you can only change it from the outside. that's how i got elected. we are at that point on the campaign where everything becomes fodder on the stump. >> the president threw in the white flag of surrender again. he said he can't change washington from the inside. he can only change it fro
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Sep 9, 2012 1:00am PDT
and the united states, or that president obama has less than a stellar record on israel is harmful to israel because it undermines israel in the eyes of arab neighbors. >> you said it was taken out of context. listen. the ambassador says i categorically denied that i ever characterized republican policies as harmful to israel. >> i never said -- no, no, don. go back. you can play it again. i did not say that republican policies were dangerous for israel. what i said was what the republicans are doing, referring to their suggestion repeatedly that president obama has less than a stellar record on israel which israeli leadership says israel has no greater friend than president obama. i said because they are using israel as a political football, that what they're doing is harmful to israel. not their policies. a big difference. >> and by saying that ambassador oren it made it seem like you had spoken to ambassador oren and -- >> with all due respect, i spoke to ambassador oren. afterwards, he told me that he -- he, you know, was confident that i didn't say what i was accused of saying
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Sep 6, 2012 1:00am PDT
look like an acceptable, reasonable, moderate alternative to president obama, they just didn't say very much about the ideas they've offered over the last two years. they couldn't. because they want to go back to the same old policies that got us in trouble in the first place. they want to cut taxes for higher income americans even more than president bush did, get rid of the pesky financial regulations designed to preven another crash and prohibit future bailouts. they want to increase defense spending over a decade, $2 trillion more, than the pentagon has requested, without saying what they'll spend it on. and they want to make enormous cuts in the rest of the budget, especially programs that help the middle class and poor children. as another president once said, there they go again. >> a lot of references in his speech, both subtle and direct, former republicanpresident, ronald reagan. president obama came out on stage. the two men shared a hug, a show of appreciation for a speech that may have gone a long way in helping obama's campaign. a lot to talk about. quick reactions fr
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Sep 5, 2012 9:00pm PDT
in charlotte, north carolina. democrats have renominated president barack obama after a long and electrifying nomination speech by the former president, bill clinton. >> he answered the attacks last week made in tampa, and plenty of attacks of his own. >> in tampa, the republican argument against the president's re-election was actually pretty simple, pretty snappy. it went something like this, we left him a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in. now, but they did it well, they looked good, they sounded good. they convinced me that they all love their families and their children, and were grateful they had been born in america. really, i'm not -- they did. and this is important. they convinced me they were honorable people who believed what they said. we just have to make sure the american people know what those commitments are. because in order to look like an acceptable reasonable moderate alternative to president obama, they just didn't say very much about the ideas they offered over the last two years. they couldn't. because they want
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Sep 5, 2012 1:00am PDT
. the big buzz tonight, of course, was the first lady michelle obama. the democrats' not so secret weapon. >> barack knows what it means when a family struggles. he knows what it means to want something more for your kids and grand kids. barack knows the american dream because he's lived it. and he wants everyone in this country, everyone to have the same opportunity no matter who we are or where we're from or what we look like or who we love. >> to break down michelle obama's speech, john king and gloria borger. apologizing for the heat in here. >> you've attracted quite a crowd. >> it's the sizzling energy bouncing off the place. i had the castro brothers who were very dynamic and very impressive i thought tonight. michelle obama i thought knocked it out of the park as you americans would say. gloria, what did you think? >> yeah. i thought she did. if you were sort of a couch potato democrat, you're sitting at home and not sure you really like the president anymore and you don't have the same passion for him, she was talking to you tonight. and she said to you, well, if people ca
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Sep 5, 2012 10:00pm PDT
, i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. [ applause ] >> i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states, and i proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. now, folks, in tampa a few days ago, we heard a lot of talk, all about how the president and the democrats don't really believe in free enterprise and individual initiative, how we want everybody to be dependent on the government, how bad we are for the economy. this republican narrative, its alternative universe says that every one of us in this room who amounts to anything, we're all completely self-made. one of the greatest chairmen the democratic party ever had, bob strauss, used to say that every politician wants every voter to believe he was born in a log cabin he built himself. but as strauss then admitted, it ain't so. we democrats, we think the country works better with a strong middle class, with real opportunities for poor folks to work their way into it, where the relentless focus on the future with business and government actually working together t
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Sep 4, 2012 9:00pm PDT
said hillary clinton, 72 said michelle obama. >> a lot of her fans out there. she had an excellent speech, there's no doubt about that. >> for wolf blitzer and i. piers morgan continues our coverage from the n pires. >> good evening and welcome to charlotte's hottest hot spot. the cnn grill. the political meeting sometimes over a beer or two. i'm here with two trusty drinkers. and my political all star panel. where else but the speeches in great stuff tonight including rising star, san antonio mayor. the democrats not so secret weapon. >> he knows what it means when a family struggles. he knows what it means to want something more for your kids and grandkids. barack knows the american dream because he's lived it and he wants everyone in this country, everyone to have the same opportunity no matter who we are or where we're from or what we look like or who we love. >> you have attracted quite a crowd. >> it is the sizzling energy bouncing off the place. the castro brothers were very die n dynamic. michelle obama knocked it out of the park as you americans would say. >> i thought she
CNN
Sep 3, 2012 12:00pm PDT
romney this week. he has debate preparations happening in private. >>> president obama labor day in toledo. he spoke within the past hour. he talked about his party's convention this week. he critiqued the tampa republicans. he said mitt romney whiffed last week at his convention on the subject of creating new jobs. take a listen. >> when governor romney had his chance to let you in on the secret sauce of job creation, he did not offer you a single new idea. it was just a retread of the same old policies that have been sticking it to the middle class for years. >> president obama in toledo earlier today. he is expected to arrive in charlotte, north carolina on wednesday. i want to go to joe johns. he's there right now. hopefully a little cooler than in tampa. hopefully no storms for you. where are you joe and what's happening behind you? >> reporter: this is the intersection of trade and trion. it's a big party. carolina fest. nothing happening on the stage directly behind me. the next big act we expect to see this hour is jeff bridges. the oscar winning actor and his band the abide
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Sep 3, 2012 1:00pm PDT
to practice a bit on the the teleprompter. you see that to the side of michelle obama. reading off of a teleprompter is an unnatural act. it's not easy to do. you have to move your head back and forth and keep following along and engage the audience at the same time, which is not easy, and engage the television audience. she's getting applause right now. >> and she's practicing a little bit. as important as the reception she gets for the 20,000 or 25,000 delegates and guests inside the arena, what's sho much more important is the reception sh gets from the 40 or 50 million viewers out there, many of them still undecided. >> and i think the bar is set pretty high for her. she now has this many years later quite a bit of public speaking experience. she tends to do pretty well, i think you'll agree, when she's speaking at events. large events, small events. thinks going to be one of the speeches most anticipated throughout this entire week. >> and ann romney gave a good speech in tampa. >> both will reach out to the all important women voters. president obama has a dozen point lead in th
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Sep 23, 2012 1:00pm PDT
good year already, it's not as if they're completely terrified of the prospect of president obama winning, but many things have talked about the ownerous o'o' -- there are many concerns that those rules will hurt profits for large transaction firms for years to come. i think it is safe to say that a mitt romney, ginobiven his wall street background. >> fat cat ceos come to mind. >> nice to see you. if you want to see more of the sectors and stocks to bet on under president obama or president romney. >>> thanks for joining the conversation this week and "your money." >>> 4:00 on the eeskt. thank you for joining us for joining us. i'm susan hendricks. for the next hour, cnn will help you figure out where the candidates stand on the issuings, we will tell you how mitt romney and obama will tackle those key challenges. >>> a deadly avalanche sweeps through at least 12 camps in nepal today. the eighth highest mountain in the world. a rescue pilot says at least 11 people are dead. an entire camp reportedly swept away. now rescue efforts are now on hold until tomorrow because of bad weat
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Sep 19, 2012 2:00am PDT
job to worry about those people. president obama released his comments on an appearance with "the tonight show with david letterman." >> one of the things i have learned as president is you represent the entire country. and when i meet with republicans as i'm traveling around the country, they are hard-working family people who care deeply about this country and my expectation is that if you want to be president, you have to work for everybody, not just for some. >> now romney is not apologizing for what he said, just how he said it. >> i recognize that those people who are not paying income tax are going to say, gosh, this provision of what mitt keeps talking about, lowering income taxes is not attractive to them. and those dependent on government and those who think government's job is to redistribute, i'm not going to get them. >> and the damage control continues this morning in addition to wusa today, mitt romney wrote an op-ed to try to clarify his comments more on dependency saying the dreamers and the entrepreneurs, not the government, built this economy and they can once a
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Sep 19, 2012 6:00pm PDT
point though is with lousy obama economy, entrepreneurship is at the lowest level in years. we need more tax breaks created. >> more the arican people to throw out barack obama they have to believe that mitt romney understands their cares and concerns and can do something about it. it is hard for them when all they see is a sound bite saying he doesn't care. his words not mine >> well, it shouldn't have been sate that way. but i didn't read the full context that way, pierce. i have read that he wants the economy to get better to create more taxpayers to fund governments so that we can do something about the $16 trillion in debt. he wouldn't say it that way again. the broader point about having a debt reducer and job creator is a good point. >> let me tell you the results of three polls. one is michigan mit romney's home state. barack obama 52%, mitt romney 44%. and then virginia, this is your home state. barack obama 5 50%, mitt romney 43%. and then wisconsin. a clear pattern of a lead and momentum in the favor of the president. what are you going to do about this? >> well piers i'd
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Sep 3, 2012 9:30pm PDT
obama's to-do list. >> so let there be no doubt, health care reform cannot wait, it must not wait and it will not wait another year. >> many in his inner circle felt he needed to tackle other issue first. like creating jobs and growing the economy. >> you're going to dedicate a minimum year of your presidency. and has real implications on what else can't get done in that year. even when you do that, the chances of success is like 1 out of 1 million. >> he was advised and he knew going in that the politics of it weren't going to be very good. >> the status quo is not working for you. >> but the president believed he could succeed where others before him had failed. >> thank you very much, everybody. god bless you. >> with health care, i think it had to do with the fact, he doesn't want to be just another president, he wants to be a great president. >> the president launched his fight to reform health care and largely outsourced it to congress. members were left to hammer out details on their own. >> i just want to make sure i don't get in the way of all of you moving aggressively and r
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Sep 14, 2012 6:00pm PDT
and remembered. president obama spoke about the them, calling them heros who gave their lives for our country. >> they had a mission, and they believed in it. they knew the danger, and they accepted it. they didn't simply embrace the american ideal, they lived it. >> we'll have much more on the service coming up but first the latest on the wave of protests. joining us arwa damon and ben wedeman. arwa, what's going on in benghazi right now? >> reporter: well, the situation is pretty tense. just about every single libyan that we have been speaking to of course expressing their horror, their outrage about tuesday's attack, saying this most certainly is not indicative of how libyans themselves feel but also really wanting to see their own government begin to take control, begin to rein in these various militias. the government for its part now does believe, says it's 100% confident that tuesday's attack was carried out by extremist group or groups. they say they detained four people, not disclosing which group they were affiliated with but they were also say they go believe this attac
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Sep 6, 2012 2:00am PDT
. >> and tonight the man himself president obama makes his case to be the next two-term democrat. the acceptance speech moved indoors and it might get a little loud. good morning to you. welcome to "early start," we're happy you're with us. i'm zoraida sambolin in new york. >> i'm john berman, live at the cnn grill in charlotte north carolina for the democratic national convention. zoraida, this was a tour deforce last night, bill clinton, big dog, showing he might be out of office but not out of tricks. he was part accomplish, part preacher, part lawyer with a comprehensive and exhaustive defense of president obama's record and on offense, making the case for four more years. this was all the more remarkable. remember, their relationship is complicated to say the least. cnn's dana bash joins me now. dana, this was long, 45 points. you got the sense of the people in the audience would have taken even more. >> 48 minutes and 30 seconds by the producers of this program's count. he went offscript as he does do it was bill clinton after all. they certainly did eat it up. it was aspaech th
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
next moves. >>> controversial view. the white house defending president obama's appearance on the daytime talk show. republicans saying that he's choosing showbiz over foreign policy. obama sending hillary clinton to the u.n. for face-to-face meetings. >>> seattle stunner. the call everyone is talking about this morning. packers/seahawks. clock ticking. then this happened. >> who did they give it to? touchdown! >> oh. two refs, two different calls. and one huge upset. $200 million refund. if you have a discover card you may be getting cash back. the feds saying the bank tricked people into signing up for payment protection plans. we are watching "your m ing you. "newsroom" starts right now. >>> good morning. thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. we begin with that breaking news from the persian gulf. iran has reportedly test fired anti-ship missiles in the waters off of the southern coast. iran regularly holds such drills. both to test the military readiness as well as showcase it to the world. this video is from a similar test back in january. this maneuver is sig
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Sep 17, 2012 6:00am PDT
obama administration to take to help avoid a possible war. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. wthe future of our medicare andr electiosocial security. for... what's the rush? man 1: i want facts. straight talk. tell me your plan... and what it means for me. woman 2: i'm tired of the negative ads and political spin. that won't help me decide. man 2: i earned my medicare and social security. and i deserve some answers. anncr: where do the candidates stand on issues that... affect seniors today and in the future? find out with the aarp voters' guide at earnedasay.org i'm also a survivor of ovarian a writand uterine cancers. i even wrote a play about that. my symptoms were a pain in my abdomen and periods that were heavier and longer than usual for me. if you have symptoms that last two weeks or longer, be brave, go to the doctor. ovarian and uterine cancers are gynecologic cancers. symptoms
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Sep 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
the president. and on thursday, president obama will officially accept the nomination at the dnc along with joe biden for vice president. i'm randi kaye and thank you so much for watching today. continue to conversation with me on twitter. "state of the union" with candy crowley starts right now. >>> the candidate of hope and change returns as president after four years of rough and tumble. i'm candy crowley on the floor of the democratic convention in of the democratic convention in charlotte. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> today, pushing back against the republican national convention. >> if you didn't dvr it, let me recap it for you. everything is bad. it is obama's fault. and governor romney is the only one who knows the secret to creating jobs and growing the economy. >> the president's case for four more years and joining me is martin o'malley and bev per due and antonio villaraigosa. and also, we will be joined by eric fehrnstrom and also the other star of the republican national convention, ann romney. and we will be joined by "washington post" chief political
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Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm PDT
a nu obama echoed the themes a couple of days ago.he white pushed in to on such a high battered with public ul the speechics. isermbr. when hurts to haf people perhaps it question is tre as he wats of applause. i'm assembly members? was that public audience? l, we're trying ide with the palestinians, brought in delegations. they may have needed tickets for this and te, of theefore netanyahu had year. this time came equipped to back and both the received several roun usg up we do know that president obama is suppodo phone call with the i want to bring zakaria. ll what in the world might that be like? to say to netanyahu in that >> well, the lot. they just spent an hour talking a couple of days ago. i think it was netanyense that they talk a lot. they work together. there's a lot of intelligence cooperation. i don't think it's particularly friendly. but they see eye to eye on many of the issues involving iran. don't is on whether the united states needs to draw a bright line a very clear line as to when tliger an trigger amer strike. effect to single that in l talk about is someth
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Sep 7, 2012 6:00am PDT
shaft. when mitt romney did say let detroit go bankrupt, who took the wheel? barack obama! >> former michigan governor jennifer granholm fist pumping. is this her howard dean moment? >>> breaking news overnight. prince harry arriving in afghanistan. the new video straight ahead. >>> plus this. >> spectacular. >> game, set, match. djokovic. live courtside in flushing at the u.s. open. >>> and weekend of the rookie five. count them, five rookie quarterbacks, set to start sunday. we're on the 50 yard line. "cnn newsroom" begins right now. >>> good morning. happy friday to you. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining us. we begin with politics and your pocketbook. minutes ago, a dismal jobs report. last month, employers created a lot fewer jobs than expected. bad news for the economy, and big news in a presidential race that's deadlocked and sprinting to the finish. here's the latest. according to the feds, employers added just 96,000 jobs last month. that's a very weak number. it's far fewer than the expert has predicted. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. so brea
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Sep 8, 2012 4:30am PDT
likely he'll hit president obama hard on the issue of jobs. jim acosta has more on that from new hampshire. jim? >> reporter: randi, mitt romney came to this minor league baseball park to give his pitch on the economy. he was served up a softball in the form of the nation's unemployment report. mitt romney tried to offer sobering words of what he called the hangover after president obama's convention party. in another disappointing report on the stagnant jobs market. >> it's been 43 straight months above 8%. it's a national tragedy. >> reporter: the unemployment numbers show 96,000 jobs created in august. the rate dropped due to 368,000 leaving the work force. he has a new line where the president is taking the country. >> it's four more years of the four last years. i don't think the american people want four more years. >> reporter: he hit back on the president's charge he's yet to offer specifics saying he will create 12 million jobs with tax cuts, more domestic energy. listen how he vowed to tackle the deficit. >> balancing our budget. president bush or president obama have m
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Sep 3, 2012 6:30pm PDT
closer look at the education of a president in cnn's documentary "obama revealed." one of the most eye opening moments is when both the president and house speaker john boehner traded barbs about the collapse of the deficit deal last year. clear they are both still bitter about it. >> i said, mr. president, you know i can't do this. we've been talking about this for months. i'm already as far out on a limb as i can get and you know it. why are you doing this? it's unfortunate. he basically blew up the deal. >> not true says the white house. >> i think boehner wanted to do something. he just couldn't control his caucus. >> but the speaker said his people were never the problem. >> i got into some tough negotiations with ted kennedy. he didn't flinch. he didn't back away from the deal. that's courage. >> speaker boehner, he says you flinched. >> yeah, well, i'm sure that's his version of events. i was prepared to make some cuts. and some changes that were very unpopular in my base and among democrats. if i got a little compromise from the other side on revenue. >> well, chief white house
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Sep 2, 2012 1:00pm PDT
preexisting conditioning by repealing reform. he calls it obama care. i like the name. i do care. we thought to pass that law for families like ryan's. we know the heartbreak of a broken health care system. i don't mind if folks think i care, i do care. and i don't know exactly what the other sides' proposing. i guess you can call it romney doesn't care but this law is here to stay. we are not going to refight the battles of the last four years. we are going to implement this law and make the health care system work for families all across america. it is time to move forward. that is the choice in this election. of course, this isn't just the only battle that they want to refight. they want to refight battles we thought were settled in the last century. in november you will have some say as to whether women should be trusted to make their own health care decisions. i think they are. you'll have some say as to whether students who were brought here by their parents as infants and have gone to school here and understand themselves to be americans and pledge allegiance that suddenly the
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Sep 2, 2012 10:00pm PDT
headlines. president obama on the road and making his case for re-election. he spoke today in boulder. lighting up a crowd at the university of colorado. >> we have come too far to turn back now. we've got more good jobs to create. we've got more home grown energy to generate. we've got more young people to send to college. we've got more good teachers to hire. we've got more good schools to build. we've got one more war to end. we've got more troops we've got to bring home. we've got more veterans we've got to take care of. we've got more doors of opportunity that we have to open for every single person who's willing to work hard and walk through them. that's why i'm asking you for a second term. >> we'll take you live to charlotte, north carolina, to preview this week's democratic convention in a moment. mr. obama's republican rival mitt romney attended church today in new hampshire. his wife ann was by his side. new hampshire is one of those all-important swing states that could decide this race. romney has crossed the 1 million mark in twitter followers. he sent a tweet th
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Sep 6, 2012 6:00am PDT
case to keep president obama in office. one headline summing up what a lot are saying about last night, the big dog shows how it's done. >> their number one priority was not to put america back to work. it was to put the president out of work. i hate to break it to you. but we're going to keep president obama on the job. >> this morning, we ask can clinton's magic put barack obama back in the white house? the price of politics. a new bob woodward bombshell alleging infighting. obama and boehner. one quote, it was increasingly clear that no one was running washington. >>> plus, the dnc up against mtv. the vmas are tonight. from the network that spearheaded the rock the vote campaign, are they shooting themselves in the foot here? >>> and next year begins now for the 32 nfl teams looking to take home the lombardi trophy. and what better way to kick off the nfl season than with one of the biggest rivalries, the cowboys and the giants. "newsroom" starts now. >>> and good morning to you. thank you so much for joining us. i'm carol costello. we begin in charlotte where democrats are se
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Sep 26, 2012 2:00am PDT
to go out with a bang after hearing this warning yesterday from president obama. >> make no mistake, nuclear-armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained, it would threaten the elimination of israel, the security of gulf nations and the stability of the global economy. and that's why the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> cnn foreign affairs report alice is here with us this morning. good morning. this is one of the most anticipated speeches of the u.n. in no small part because he's considered a loose cannon. do we have any idea what he's going to say today. >> the rhetoric is heating up between the israelis and iran and talk about a possible iran strike on the nuclear program. i think he's going to double-down on the ante. nothing he says today is going to make israel do anything, it will be based on the nuclear program. he likes to play with people so i think he'll have a little bit of fun. and i think you can expect some tough rhetoric. in previous years it has been so tough people walked out of the room. >> that's right.
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Sep 28, 2012 9:00pm PDT
doors in practice sparring sessions. romney has listed senator rob portman to prep him while obama is working with senator john kerry. latest polls covered with that 47% remark hurting romney. in the battleground state of pennsylvania today. >> -- make sure america leads in our homes, in our economy and in our military. i need something from you. that's my commitment to you. i need you to go out and find somebody who voted for barack obama and get him to vote for me. >> he's down but not out. can he turn it around with an october surprise? let's welcome stephanie cutter. it's going reasonably well for you guys. it's been a good couple weeks, really since the conventions. you've got a bit of momentum but i guess you're not taking this too complacently. >> no, absolutely not, piers. you know, debates can be a pivotal moment in campaigns. i remember eight years ago when john kerry was getting ready to debate george bush, we were eight points down. coming out of that first debate we were tied with george bush. so there is an opportunity for mitt romney if he takes advantage of it next wed
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Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the way, i'm quite sure president obama when he says that, he means it and intends to stand by it. i think america is also giving a very strong message to iran, but everybody wants to resolve this without a conflict because that is sensible and the best way of doing it, because the consequences of any conflict would be very serious, profoundly unpredictable. >> let's see what bjamin netanyahu today. he had this extraordinary chart he produced which was very effective. take a look. >> so how much enriched uranium do you need for a bomb? and how close is iran to getting it. let me show you. brought a diagram for you. here's the diagram. >> there was the diagram. he went on to show where the red line was. he basically said look, the process and speed of the enriching of uranium going on in iran, they could have a nuclear bomb ready to use by next summer. do you believe that? do you have any evidence for that? have you seen anything -- >> look, what the evidence is is something i wouldn't really comment on and by the way, there will be a lot of information with the israelis, the american
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Sep 1, 2012 3:00pm PDT
situation room." happening now, the road to charlotte. president obama hits the campaign trail, working the crowds and working his way toward the site of this democratic national convention. he begins wheree says it all started, more than four years ago. that would be in iowa, and the republican running mate, the gop running mate keeps up -- running mates keep up their attack on president obama's economic policies, but mitt romney admits his own party let people down when it comes to the deficit. and as visitors start moving into charlotte, some people are forced to move out. we're taking a closer look at a little-known downside to the democratic convention. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer, reporting live from charlotte, the site of the democratic national convention and you're in "the situation room." >>> and we're here in charlotte where the democrats are already gathering for their party's national convention. it starts on tuesday, but this is now becoming the campaign's command center, as democrats work to take back moment from
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Sep 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >>> president obama is expected to pick up a phone and place a call to israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu today. this will be the first time the two leaders have spoken since the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. netanyahu has been pressuring the president to handle the nuclear threat from iran by drawing a red line. now the president so far has not obliged. so israeli prime minister drew his own red line yesterday with the entire world watching. >> where should a red line be drawn? a red line should be drawn right here. . before, before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment. necessary to make a bomb. >> netanyahu warned it would be too late to stop iran from making a nuclear bomb if something isn't done before next summer. >>> police are trying to figure out why a gunman went on a deadly rampage inside a minneapolis sign company. the death toll rising this morning. the shooting killing four people before turning the gun on himself. it happened around 4:30 yesterday afternoon at the accent signage systems building on the north side of minneapo
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Sep 5, 2012 4:00pm PDT
clinton nominates barack obama to serve a second term, appealing to voters who still think it's all about the economy. >> i hope i bring some credibility on what the most effective way to create jobs and bring america back is. >> these two democrats have been at odds in the past. but they're united in the battle to hold on to the white house. >> you're in good hands. >> look for clinton to fire up supporters tonight as he has before. but is there a risk he'll upstage the president? >> sit down! >> now, cnn turns the spotlight on one of the biggest platforms in american politics. this is the democratic national convention. this is the night delegates have their say. >> join with me, we will elect barack obama president of the united states of america. >> this is america's choice. >>> we'd like to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world to this, the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina. everyone here is waiting to hear what bill clinton will say about president obama tonight as well as his own time in the white house. but another speech tonight c
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Sep 5, 2012 2:00pm PDT
appealing to those disaffected democrats who may believe president obama's too far to the left. and president clinton is going to say no he's not. he's great as far as i'm concerned. and they all liked president clinton's economy. so he's going to say give him some more time. give him the patience he deserves because he'll get the job done. >> i'm told what bill clinton will say tonight is essentially i'm told it's a very active, very forceful defense of what president obama has done over the last four years. and it will be as well a comparison between the romney agenda and what president obama wants to do. >> bill clinton, he can energize a lot of the moderate democrats, a lot of the independents. he's still very popular out there. >> oh, absolutely. it's not just about the liberal wing asloria rightly mentions. it's also about what swing voters there are left, what moderates there are. it's really about the folks who think that barack obama didn't do enough and the folks who think that he did too much. once this is a man with appeal to both of those. >> he's going to say give him
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Sep 28, 2012 1:00pm PDT
getting a lot of attention. president obama and prime minister netanyahu attended the united nations general assembly in new york, but at different times. the white house insisted it was a scheduling issue, not a snub. no meetings, no handshakes. but today a follow-up phone call that a senior administration official told cnn lasted more than 20 minutes. in a statement released by the white house, the conversation included "a range of security issues," the president reaffirmed his commitment to israel security. and the two leaders were in full agreement on preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. prime minister netanyahu has been pressuring the u.s. to lay down a so-called red line on iran that would prompt military action. at the u.n. he used a prop to drive home his point. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> reporter: while some have accused the prime minister of pressuring the president to help gop nominee mitt romney, mr. netanyahu has said his actions are not tied to the u.s. p
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Sep 2, 2012 4:30am PDT
speaking, the first lady, as well. michelle obama. cnn will of course be carrying all of this live for you. and on wednesday, president bill clinton will be speaking at the dnc. you probably recall one of the last times he spoke at a convention. it was a really long speech. when he said "in closing," the crowd cheered. on tuesday, president obama and his vice president joe biden will officially accept their nomination at the dnc. that's a big night. we will of course have all the coverage for you here on cnn. >>> i'll be back at the top of the hour with the latest on flooding in louisiana and the rest of the day's headlines. "sanjay gupta m.d." starts right now. >>> hello there. hope you're enjoying your labor day weekend. today we're going to hear about an exercise danger. in the water, it's unique. fit people are the ones most at risk. it can be deadly, in fact. >>> also, this long-awaited study on diet and living longer. the results were a big surprise to me. i'll share them. >>> first, in between political conventions, we wanted to do a reality check on two big issues. first, t
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Sep 7, 2012 9:00am PDT
have built up over decades. >> president obama making his case for a second term in office, but a disappointing jobs report out today could make the argument a lot tougher. the president is back on the campaign trail after the acceptance speech at the end of the democratic national convention and i want to hear the reaction to the august jobs report live this hour. the report showing that the economy added 96,000 jobs last month. the unemployment rate dipped to 8.1%. i want to bring in ali velshi to talk about the numbers and first of all, ali, what does this mean? the unemployment rate went down, but the people and to a analysts are not seeing this as good news. >> that is right. in fact, forget the unem ploim rate and i often say that. that measures the number of people who are active ly lookin for work. if you leave the workforce, because you are disenchanted or whatever the case is, you don't get that and the number goes down and ignore that. the thing that is absolute is the number of jobs created or lost in a given month and let me show you a chart. 96,000 jobs are estimated
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Sep 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
randi kaye. it is 10:00 on the east coast, 7:00 a.m. on the west. we begin with president obama urging voters to stick with him in november as he hits the campaign trail in the battleground statement of flor this morning, but a very disappointing jobs report in the heat of the summer may cool off his message. even the president says the jobs growth is not good enough. employers hit the brakes on hiring in august. the economy added only 96,000 jobs, well below expectations, while unemployment fell to 8.1%. that's largely because many people have simply quit looking for work. but the president did try to put a positive spin on things. >> after losing 800,000 jobs a month when i took office, businesses added jobs for the 30th month in a row. we've added more than 4.6 million jobs. but we know that that's not good enough. we can do better. we need to create jobs even faster. we need to fill the hole left by this recession. we need to come out of this crisis stronger than when we went in. >> the dismal jobs numbers are giving mitt romney a fresh opening to slam the president's economic lead
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Sep 5, 2012 10:00am PDT
obama's speech. the details are in, and we will get to that in a moment. ahead the big is speaker tonight, and we are talking about former president bill clinton. what is he expected to say, and is the obama team worried? we will take a look at that, and i will look at the big speech from last night as well. first lady michelle obama getting the democrats fired up making the case for people to elect her husband to another four-year term. she ths that the issues facing the country are personal and she was personal in the speech last nig night, and michelle obama talked about how the president's decisions are focused on values and the family. take a listen. >> thank you. oh, my goodness. thank you so much. [ crowd chanting four more years ] >> with your help. with your help. let me start, because i want to start by thanking elaine. elaine, thank you. >>> i want to bring in the white house correspondent, brianna keilar and i must say that when you and i listened to the speech last night it is not something i that we had not heard before, but it did seem like she was very calm. she wa
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Sep 7, 2012 1:00am PDT
. >> caroline kennedy on stage earlier tonight, now more of president obama's speech. >> around the world, we've reasserted our power across the pacific and stood up to china on behalf of our workers. from berma to libya to south sudan, we have advanced the rights and dignity of all human beings. meand women, christians and muslims and jews. but for all the progress we've made, challenges remain. terrorist plots must be disrupted. europe's crisis must be contained. our commitment to israel's security must not waver, and neither must our pursuit of peace. the historic change sweeping across the arab world must not be defined by the hate of extremists, but ordinary people who are reaching for the same rights that we celebrate here today. so now we have a choice. my opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy. but from all we've seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blustering and blundering that cost america so dearly. you don't call russia our number one enemy, not al qaeda, russia unless you're still stuck in a cold war mind war. you might not be ready f
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Sep 24, 2012 10:00am PDT
see among likely voters, a lot more people think president obama than mitt romney. suzanne. >> yeah. and that might not be a good thing for them because they're trying to lower the expectations. we'll see how it goes. >> lowering. >> thank you, paul. >>> movers, shakers from business, government foundations, they're all meeting in new york right now to tackle some of the world's toughest problems. this is the clinton global initiative that we are talking about bringing people together. more than 1,000 leaders from around the rld. secretary of state hillary clinton spoke earlier at this event. this event, of course, convened by her husband, former president bill clinton. she talked about the reaction to some of the recent protests over an anti-islam video. >> the people of the arab world did not set out to trade the tyrammy of a dictator for the tyranny of a mob. there is no dignity in that. the people of benghazi sent this message loudly and clearly on friday when they forcefully rejected the extremists many their midst and reclaimed the honor and dignity of a courageous city. >>> w
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Sep 3, 2012 10:00am PDT
carolina. the stage is set for the democrats to try to urge voters to re-elect president obama. we will be here throughout the convention and bring you interviews inside and the highlights of the speeches and events. north carolina is one of a handful of swing states who could decide this election. president obama won here back in 2008 by about 14,000 votes. i want to get right to this. four years ago, it was a message of hope and change that helped president obama win the white house and four years later, democrats are dealing with the sluggish economy and the lingering effects and the great recession and all of these things, and what do they need to do in charlotte? we want to bring in ron brownstein, a politicalage cyst to talk about all of this. and you get to rnc and the dnc and four years ago -- >> yes, a real tour of america. >> this is an important question, because it does not even seem quite yet that they are clear on the message, right. we heard from the maryland governor o'malley earlier today, and he said, no, we are not better off than we were four years ago, but he says t
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Sep 18, 2012 1:00am PDT
money donors about president obama voters when he didn't think the cameras were rolling. a camera rolling and "mother jones" magazine got the video. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. all right, there are 47% of them who are with him, who are depend enon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has to take care of them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, you name it. that's an entitlement. he starts off with a huge number. these are people who pay no income tax. >> we got these clips from "mother jones" magazine. the romney campaign has not denied the substance of what's in the tapes. in the tape you hear romney saying my job is to not worry about those people, he'd never convince them. he also joked he'd have a better shot if his father, george romney, had been mexican. the question now, does the playing of this tape hurt or help his chances? gop strategist ari fleischer and paul begala and on the phone, cnn's jim acosta. paul, you say this is potentially devastating
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Sep 28, 2012 1:00am PDT
supporter of freedom for libya. he supported president obama's action to remove gadhafi. he's been critical of how the administration has handled the benghazi aftermath. we spoke earlier today. take a look. what do you make of the response by the administration in the early days, ambassador rice, and now what they're saying now, they're now saying it was a terrorist attack. the president diuse the word terror early on in the rose garden, but we heard from ambassador rice, who is saying link this to the video that's been released. what do you see as going on? >> i see a fundamental misunderstanding in the larger picture and then on the smaller picture. on the smaller picture, they were either incredibly naive or willfully deceiving the american people. i don't know which, but to think an attack of this nature with heavy weapons, mortars, and a very sophisticated direct fire and indirect fire, that somehow that could be the result of a spontaneous demonstration is just impossible for me to understand. >> let me just throw in a third option, though, which supporters of the administrat
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